South Wairarapa Spatial Plan - Our Future Focus 2050

How do you want South Wairarapa to look in the future? What is strategically important for growth in our district? Where should development occur? What areas should be protected? These are the important questions we want your input on to develop a spatial plan for the District. 

What is the purpose of a spatial plan?

Our spatial plan will help us prepare for the ongoing growth of our population. It will provide a blueprint for what we want our district to look like in the future. The challenge is to develop in ways that support the future prosperity and wellbeing of our district but protects what makes it special.

Hearing from you, the community, about what you see as the important issues and how you see the district developing and growing is an essential part of the process of developing our spatial plan.

It will help us balance the environmental, social, economic, and quality of life factors affecting our community and guide allocation of resources such as land use and construction of capital works (core infrastructure like roads, water supplies, parks and playgrounds).

The Spatial Plan will align with our district vision, refresh and feed into future annual plans, long-term plans and district plans, and provide guidance for the development of infrastructure.

The Discussion Document includes some ideas to start the discussion with the community – your feedback will help to develop the Draft Spatial Plan, which you will have another opportunity to provide feedback on before it is finalised.

Discussion Document

Feedback Form

How can I have a say?

We are keen to receive your feedback on the questions raised in this Discussion Document by 5pm Friday 16 August.

During the engagement period, Council will be running some community engagement sessions. These will be advertised here, or call council or email spatial-planning@swdc. govt.nz.

YOU CAN GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK BY:

  • Completing a feedback form online – coming soon!
  • Completing a paper feedback form, which can be downloaded here, collected from Council offices and libraries.

COMPLETED FORMS CAN BE RETURNED BY:

Email to: spatial-planning@swdc.govt.nz

Post to SWDC, PO Box 6, Martinborough

Delivered to Council offices at 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough or one of the Greytown, Featherston, or Martinborough libraries.

Once we have heard from our communities and have a better understanding of what we want our district to be like in the future we will develop a ‘Draft Spatial Plan’ for further consultation later in the year. You’ll have another opportunity to provide input and feedback then.

South Wairarapa District Council